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Nov 5, 2013 3:00am EST
scott who reported that great piece for "talking points memo" and nancy metcalf, senior editor at "consumer reports," where she covers health care reform. dylan, i'll start with you. great piece of reporting, and one of the things i found amazing is the way in which the letter from the insurance company announcing the cancellation of coverage is designed to essentially very quickly and slyly roll someone over into a much more expensive plan without actually communicating what their options are. >> exactly. i mean, there are two problems here as far as consumer advocates and state regulators are concerned, and that is, the letters from insurers are leaving out two critical pieces of information. one, that people have the option to go to the marketplace and shop for insurance, both from these insurers and from other insurers. and two, that if they take these kind of default options that these insurers are presenting in the letters, they're not going to be able to take advantage of the financial assistance that obama care has to offer. so, for example, the woman that we reported on t
Nov 2, 2013 1:30pm PDT
some questions about obama care and here to answer them is nancy metcalf from "consumer reports," thank you for being here. >> my pleasure. >> the big thing was people were told you can't keep your policy, you have to buy a new policy that might be more expensive, it might cover more but it's more expensive. and they don't -- are these people being asked to buy something that they don't need? what would you tell those folks? >> well, the reason those policies are being canceled is because they don't -- they're not adequate to the rules of the new law, and the thing that's not adequate about them is they don't cover everything that they need to cover, the policies that are being canceled might not have prescription drug coverage, they might not cover doctor visits. the new policies that are being sold have to cover all that stuff. >> and they offer certain protections in terms of, again, not being discriminated against on pre-existing conditions. people get sick, sometimes people could be dropped or their premiums go could up, all those sorts of things. >> the whole purpose of th
Search Results 0 to 6 of about 7 (some duplicates have been removed)